COLUMN: This week Barry Lonsdale answers the 'Getting to know' questions

PUBLISHED: 18:52 23 March 2017

Barry Lonsdale, owner of Cloisters Antiques and chairman of Ely Traders Association answers the 'getting to know you questions' this week (March 23).

Barry Lonsdale, owner of Cloisters Antiques and chairman of Ely Traders Association answers the 'getting to know you questions' this week (March 23).

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Who are you?

Who are you?

Barry Richard Lonsdale

What do you do?

Business entrepreneur.

Why would people know you?

Owner Cloisters Antiques Ely. I am also chairman of Ely Traders Association; a committee member of Ely Chamber Commerce; a past president of Soham Staploe Rotary Club and a past member Burwell Parish Council - My wife is current chairman.

I appear on regularly on TV antique shows.

On a scale of 1-10 (10 highest) what do you rate your sense of humour?

9.

Tell us a joke.

What do you call a couple getting married in a marquee....... Intents

(Have friends Nick and Tracey doing this in July).

Is it time for Britain to abolish the Royal Family?

No.

Brexit in or out?

Out.

Fruit tinned or fresh?

Fresh - of course.

What is your favourite thing about East Cambridgeshire?

The people and the landscape.

Which TV programme has you reaching for the off button?

Any soap.

A garden makeover.

Favourite sports team (any sport)?

England rugby team.

Place you would never want to return to and why?

Boston Stump Tower - I’m afraid of heights.

Which three people would you like to have dinner with?

Billett Genn and Star and Rignall photographers. Previous owners of 1 Lynn Road, Ely. My shop.

Who would you cross the road to avoid?

Jim Davidson.

Who was your childhood hero and why?

Muffin the Mule - why not?

Your claim to fame.

Packaging innovations.

Your biggest achievement or regret.

Securing free parking in Ely (twice)

What character would dress as for a fancy dress party?

King Henry VIII. Barry Richard Lonsdale

What do you do?

Business entrepreneur.

Why would people know you?

Owner Cloisters Antiques Ely. I am also chairman of Ely Traders Association; a committee member of Ely Chamber Commerce; a past president of Soham Staploe Rotary Club and a past member Burwell Parish Council - My wife is current chairman.

I appear on regularly on TV antique shows.

On a scale of 1-10 (10 highest) what do you rate your sense of humour?

9.

Tell us a joke.

What do you call a couple getting married in a marquee....... Intents

(Have friends Nick and Tracey doing this in July).

Is it time for Britain to abolish the Royal Family?

No.

Brexit in or out?

Out.

Fruit tinned or fresh?

Fresh - of course.

What is your favourite thing about East Cambridgeshire?

The people and the landscape.

Which TV programme has you reaching for the off button?

Any soap.

A garden makeover.

Favourite sports team (any sport)?

England rugby team.

Place you would never want to return to and why?

Boston Stump Tower - I’m afraid of heights.

Which three people would you like to have dinner with?

Billett Genn and Star and Rignall photographers. Previous owners of 1 Lynn Road, Ely. My shop.

Who would you cross the road to avoid?

Jim Davidson.

Who was your childhood hero and why?

Muffin the Mule - why not?

Your claim to fame.

Packaging innovations.

Your biggest achievement or regret.

Securing free parking in Ely (twice)

What character would dress as for a fancy dress party?

King Henry VIII.

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